Beginning in 2016, the AOA National Show crowns National Supreme Champions. This prestigious honor is awarded to both suri and huacaya males and females in both dark and light groups, thus creating eight AOA National Supreme Champions!
There are three paths for an alpaca to earn a spot in the supreme champion competition:
Some alpacas may have an opportunity to join the championship through any of these three paths, but you will need to select which path you want to take upon entering the AOA National Show. Champions and Best Bred and Owned winners from all of the above three steps will then earn a spot in one of the National Supreme Champion classes, which include:
The AOA National Supreme Championship competition will take place at the end of the show and be judged by all of the AOA National Show Halter Judges, who will select the winners and immediately crown them.
We are very pleased to be able to offer this National Supreme Championship competition that will bring together some of the best alpacas from around the country and will select the best animals.
It is possible that an alpaca could qualify under multiple paths. You must choose which path you wish to take when registering for the show. Changes will not be allowed after that point.
1 Regular Halter Color Classes
|Alpacas will compete for Color and Reserve Championships just like any AOA show.|
|All white and light color champions will move on to the AOA National Supreme Championship—Light competition||All grey, brown, black, fawn, and combined mixed color champions will move on to the AOA National Supreme Championship—Dark competition|
2 Regular Best Bred and Owned Classes
|Alpacas will compete for Best Bred and Owned award as in any AOA Show.|
|The Best Bred and Owned winner will move to the AOA National Supreme Championship competition in either light or dark, depending which they are. Whites or lights will go to the Light Supreme competition. Greys, browns, blacks, fawns, or combined mixed will go to the Dark Supreme competition.|
3 Invitational Color Champions Class
|Color Champions and Best Bred and Owned winners from any AOA certified show in the previous year are invited to compete to win Invited Color and Invited Reserve Color Champion in the Invitational classes for their color group.|
|All white and light Invited Color Champions from the Invitational classes will move on to the AOA National Supreme Championship—Light competition||All grey, brown, black, fawn, and combined mixed Invited Color Champions from the Invitational classes will move on to the AOA National Supreme Championship—Dark competition|